The Midlevel Management Development Program aims develop civil servants' expertise and potential.
Fayaz Ahmad Sherzad, 29, is one of 600 applicants who participated in the entry exam for the Capacity Building for Results (CBR) Program's Mid-Level Management Development (MMD) Program conducted on May 31, 2015.
Mr. Sherzad, who has a Bachelor Degree (B.A.) in Arabic Language from Kabul University, currently works as Capacity Building Trainer with the Human Resource Directorate of Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestok (MAIL) in Kabul.
During his past 2.5 years work experience as professional trainer, Mr. Sherzad and his team organized and conducted many capacity building/development training programs on English language, computer programs, and management to MAIL’s central and provincial staff.
Highlighting the HR Directorate’s key achievements and efforts in developing the capacity of MAIL’s staff, Mr. Sherzad also talked about the important role of (CBR) Program in conducting professional training.
Mr. Sherzad also pointed out the importance of the (MMD) Program, according to him MMD Program is an excellent step and golden opportunity as it aims to develop the capacity and career development of the civil servants' and most importantly upon successful completion of the program, the graduates will be able to apply for higher positions within the civil service and take a vital part in providing good and improved services to the people of Afghanistan.
The MMD Program was specially designed by the (CBR) teams in coordination with the Afghan Civil service Institute (ASCI) to build on the applicants' potential, and develop their competencies in leadership, policy and strategy development, project planning and management, public procurement, finance, human resources (HR) and office management. The 100 top scoring applicants (40 women and 60 men) will be enrolled in the fourteen month long MMD Program designed to build their capabilities as mid-level managers. It will include both on-the-job and formal training, and participants continue their current jobs part time. Successful completion of the MMDP Program is the equivalent of two year experience, and graduates can qualify for accelerated promotion across the civil service.
The Capacity Building for Results Program (CBR) was formed in 2012 by the Government of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan (GIRoA) with the aim to assist the government in improving the capacity and performance of core Line Ministries in carrying out their mandates and delivering efficient and quality services to Afghans. people.
CBR supports broad reforms in public administration at national and sub-national levels including: restructuring, recruiting and building the capacity of senior civil servants in required areas so that the government becomes capable of achieving its objectives and targeted results. CBR also serves to consolidate key donor interventions into one project through the Afghanistan Reconstruction Trust Fund.